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Continental Tire the Americas LLC has debuted its Continental HDW2 Scandinavia winter truck tire at the Truck World expo being held in Toronto, Canada.

This long-haul, drive axle tire provides heavy trucks with up to 10% more grip on snow-covered roads than the previous generation HDW winter tire, Continental reports.

Designed with 20-ply construction to handle heavy loads, the newly designed HDW2 Scandinavia's tread  has been engineered to provide greater traction and optimum grip. Special tread geometry with numerous, three-dimensional lateral sipes on the single-direction pattern provide more gripping edges on the road surface than a traditional drive tire. These sipes also support the tread blocks against forces from the drive train, retarder and wheel brake system to achieve the best possible traction and braking force transfer.

The HDW2 Scandinavia’s dense tread geometry and a new tread compound with micro-meshing effect also help to provide optimum handling.

A two-phase pattern allows the tread to wear down to a positive proportion for summer. This two-phase tread is also optimized for low rolling resistance, allowing operators to enjoy fuel economy that is greater than traditional winter tires.

The HDW2 Scandinavia also features an open shoulder for optimum grip and directional control. An additional 3/32nds of tread depth than the previous product ensures extended mileage while maintaining good traction values. The increased wear volume of the new tire extends the total mileage to avoid premature removal and reduce overall operating costs.

Caasing technology includes a four-ply triangular belt casing with newly designed steel cord bead, as well as a larger air volume for increased load reserves and additional comfort.

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